JUST IN: Gunmen Assassinate Former Anambra State House of Assembly Member
A former member of the Anambra state House of Assembly, Frank-Anthony Igboka, was assassinated last night Tuesday April 16th at the Oye Nimo village market square in the Njikoka Local Government Area of Anambra State.
Igboka was a former legislator in the Anambra State House of Assembly between 1999 and 2003, and has been engaged in private business, including a funeral undertaking.
According to the state police command, the gunmen who were said to have trailed Igboka in a Hillux truck, accosted the former lawmaker while he was driving himself through the community’s market square, riddling his head and chest with bullets before driving off.
Anambra State Police Command Spokesman Haruna Muhammed has confirmed the killing. He said the Commissioner of Police has visited the scene and recovered 25 expended ammunition of 7.62mm while investigation continues.
A press release by the spokesperson of the command, SP Haruna Mohammed stated that,
“At about 8:18 pm of 16/4/2019 there was a sporadic gunshots around nimo market in Jjikoka LGA of Anambra State. Police patrol team attached to nimo division rushed to the scene and discovered one Chief Frank Anthony Igboka on the drivers seat of his chevrolet SUV vehicle laying unconscious in the pool of his blood and his body was riddled with bullet wounds.
“Victim was rushed to Beke Hospital, Nimo where he was confirmed dead by the medical doctor and corpse deposited at the hospital morgue for autopsy.
“Preliminary investigation revealed that victim was shot at close range by four armed men who escaped in a pickup van towards Abacha Eziowelle road. 25 expended ammunition of 7.62 mm ammunition were recovered at the scene.
“The commissioner of police CP Mustapha Dandaura has visited the scene and ordered for a full scale investigation to ascertain circumstances surrounding the incident and bring perpetrators to justice.”